Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library

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Coordinates: 29°30′23″N 98°34′30″W / 29.5064°N 98.5749°W / 29.5064; -98.5749


The Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library is the central library of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio library system. It is located in South Texas Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The award winning library[1] was designed by Kell Muñoz Architects.[2] It is named after Dolph Briscoe.

In 2005, the library was awarded the nation’s highest library award for their outreach programs. The award was presented to the library by first lady Laura Bush.[3]

Special collections[edit]

The library is notable for a rare book collection, the only such repository in south and central Texas. The P.I. Nixon collection is home to over 5000[4][5] rare medical texts dating from the 15th to the early 20th century:

Original copies also exist by Nostradamus, Galen, Mascagni, Hieronymus Brunschwig, Bernardino Genga, and Withering.


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
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  5. ^ Friends of The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Newsletter. No. 27, Annual Newsletter, Fall 2011.

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